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RETURN TO PLAY UPDATE - JUNE 30, 2020
Submitted By CVHA Office on Friday, June 26, 2020
As the Province continues to ease restrictions and we move along Hockey Canada's and the OHF's RETURN TO HOCKEY guidelines, the most recent update in regards to who and how you may start skating is as follows.  MOST RECENT UPDATE JUNE 30, 2020

UPDATE - JUNE 30, 2020
Please continue to refer to the links below for the relevant information from each site.

Over the weekend, the Ontario Emergency Order (OEO) was amended to expand who can operate programming. Essentially, the limitation of professional athletes, NSO’s and PSO’s was lifted and activities within arenas are now under the direction of the specific facility operator. The facility operated and the contractor of the ice are responsible to ensure the activities are being conducted within the other elements required by the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments and local health requirements. This means that, if the facility permits it, private hockey instructors and other individuals can resume activities providing they are operating within all the health requirements.  All participants are responsible for obtaining their own insurance.  You are not insured through Hockey Canada, the GTHL, CVHA or Vaughan Rangers.

GTHL, CVHA, and VAUGHAN RANGERS SANCTIONED ACTIVITIES ARE STILL NOT PERMITTED.  
  
This means any activity by any of these groups or individuals REMAINS UNAPPROVED AND THEREFORE UNINSURED.


If you have any further questions, please contact the CVHA office or email us at [email protected]

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Link to the OHF Return to Hockey Document

 
As of right now, according to the Government of Ontario, the only way to legally be on the ice is to be part of one of the following:
Link to the GTHL Return to Play Information Site
  1. National Sports Organization (NSO) - Hockey Canada
  2. Provincial Sports Organization (PSO) - Ontario Hockey Federation, which minor hockey associations (MHA) are members 
  3. OHF Hockey Canada Licensed Development Instructor 
  4. Professional Hockey Player
Until further notice and review, the GTHL has decided not to allow their member associations, of which we belong, to return to on ice activities.  This means that coaches are not allowed to rent ice and skate players at this time.
 
The only legal way to have a player on the ice at this time is with a certified OHF Hockey Canada Licensed Skills Instructor.  Players and parents are responsible for verifying that the instructor has this certification. 
 
DO COACHES NEED TO BECOME LICENSED INSTRUCTORS?

NO.  MHA coaches are not required to take this certification unless they want to offer skilled instruction to players outside of coaching.  Once the GTHL approves MHA'S to participate in on-ice activities, those coaches in good standing with the CVHA and Vaughan Rangers from the 2019-2020 season will be allowed to rent ice and conduct practice sessions upon following the proper protocols and procedures.  The OHF Hockey Canada Licensed Development Instructor program is provide skill instructors (player, goalie, power skating) the opportunity to become certified to deliver training within the Province of Ontario, and ensure they are properly insured and certified, along with additional benefits from Hockey Canada.
Link to the OHF Hockey Canada Licensed Skill Development Program

The Province and the Municipalities are the ones enforcing this as per Provincial law, and those found in violation may face significant fines.  
 
These requirements and laws may change at any time and is governed by the Province, the OHF, and the GHTL.

If you have any further questions, please contact the CVHA office or email us at [email protected]
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